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PhD Course: 'Social Protection for Development in the Emerging Welfare States of Latin America and the Caribbean'

Norwegian Latin America Research Network ( NorLARNet) and the Department of Global Development and Planning (University of Agder) are pleased to invite applications for the doctoral course ‘Social Protection for Development in the Emerging Welfare States of Latin America’.

This 3-day PhD course brings together a group of renowned experts and young scholars in the broad field of social policy. The main purpose is to discuss: (1) the historical background and origins of the welfare states in Latin America, (2) the challenges of the social protection systems, (3) the potential learnings from Nordic welfare states and (4) the debates around the options in the social policy menu (e.g., cash transfer programs versus benefits in kind, contributory versus non-contributory programs, targeting versus universalism). Economists, political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists and other social scientists will examine from a multidisciplinary perspective the mechanisms in which social protection promotes development in the emerging welfare states of Latin America.

The course will be held in Kristiansand, Norway, at the University of Agder from 25-27 October 2017.

The application deadline is Monday 26 June 2017.  Application form